The San Francisco Munich Trio
Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 7:30
The San Francisco Munich Trio will transport you back to the turn of 20th Century at the time when the Woodland Opera House was built. The performance will consist of compositions which originated in Paris around the time of “Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne”: works by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Alexandre Tansman and Frédéric Chopin, one of his last compositions, the beautiful Sonata op. 65 for cello & piano. Also on the program are a trio “Pathétique” by Michail Glinka, the father of the Russian Romantic and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Variations on a theme of Handel, whom Beethoven considered “the greatest composer.”
Rostropovich-student Rebecca Rust and her husband, Friedrich Edelmann, former principal bassoonist of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra for 27 years, together with the Russian born pianist Dmitriy Cogan will demonstrate with their complex and sublime performance this unique time period, when Paris was the cultural center of the world.
Cellist Rebecca Rust lives in Germany with her bassoonist husband Friedrich Edelmann. Ms. Rust, who began cello lessons with the Berkeley “Grand Dame” of cello, Margaret Rowell, and continued studies with Bernard Greenhouse and Mstislav Rostropovich, has concertized in Europe, America, Africa, Israel, Japan, and China. Greenhouse said of her, “Rebecca Rust is what I consider one of the important young cellists to come from the American musical scene”.In Japan, she has performed several times at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo for Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan. www.rebeccarust.com
Friedrich Edelmann was principal bassoonist with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra from 1977 until 2004 under the two principal conductors Sergiu Celibidache and James Levine as well as under Giulini, Leinsdorf, Maazel, Blomstedt, Ozawa, Masur, Böhm, Solti. His solo playing and teaching has taken him to Europe, Japan, U.S.A., Israel, South America and China. His book Memories of Maestro Sergiu Celibidache was published in Japan in 2009. www.edelmann-rust.com
Dmitriy Cogan, pianist was born in Moscow in 1963, pianist Dmitriy Cogan began music studies at the age of six at the Central Music School in Moscow. In 1974, he immigrated with his family to the United States and continued his piano studies with Vladimir Pleshakov and Maria Cysic. In 1979, he moved to New York to study with Martin Canin at the Juilliard School. In 1981, he was prizewinner at the Kosciuszko Chopin Competition in New York; in 1982 won first prize at the American Music Scholarship Association International Piano competition in Cincinnati; in 1983 he was a laureate of the Robert Casadeus International Piano Competition in Cleveland, and was laureate of the Jose Iturbi International Piano competition in Valencia, Spain. Dmitriy Cogan is currently a staff accompanist at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and also teaches piano privately in the Bay Area.
All tickets $20.00 each and include a reception prior to show.